The State of Enterprise Application Development Today
Gartner predicts that market demand for app development will grow at least five times faster than IT’s capacity to deliver it through 2021 and that one out of every three new B2E mobile apps will fail within six months of launch by 2019. So, in order to better understand these challenges and the overall state of application development, OutSystems conducted its fourth annual survey of IT professionals.
How SmartUX Differs From Traditional App Development Platforms (MADP)
With so many different mobile app development platforms on the market, your organization may be unsure of where to start or what makes each different. Watch the three videos in this blog by Jonathan Kaplan, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at PowWow Mobile, to learn how SmartUX is changing the enterprise and standing out from traditional MADPs.
Wireless Study Shows Sharp Differences in How Mobile Users Access Web
The state of mobile connectivity varies widely depending on the wireless protocol technology or service providers that predominate in a given region, according to a report released by mobile data platform Ogury. In January the company sampled more than 4 million U.S. user profiles and examined how people around the country are employing WiFi and 4G networks to access the internet.
How CIOs Need to Adapt or Die in the World of Digital Transformation
There is a tectonic shift happening in IT. Or to be more specific, there is an irreversible change occurring in who drives and controls IT spend. According to Gartner, today around 83 percent of all IT spend is controlled by the CIO or his/her reports. Within three years, the picture will be very different, at least half of all IT spend will happen at individual business unit level.
How Campbell Soup is Betting on Digital Transformation
Campbell Soup Co., has a bevy of challenges ahead, but it’s looking to spur growth with a healthy dose of ecommerce, science-backed nutrition, and new food production models. Consider Campbell Soup’s move another data point in the ongoing digital transformation chronicles. Every company and industry is being forced into digital transformation and Campbell’s CEO Denise Morrison outlined a “future of real food through strategic foresight.” Morrison outlined four growth platforms, which are likely to take a long time to play out.
HoloLens Enterprise Apps Are Now a Reality
Microsoft unveiled its HoloLens augmented-reality device more than two years ago. Taking augmented reality a step further than overlaying data on a screen image, HoloLens uses its sensors to anchor computer-generated 3D objects in the real world, putting them on walls, sofas, tables, and so forth. In those two years, HoloLens went from a research prototype to developer devices, then a fully supported enterprise headset. We’re now seeing the first enterprise applications.
UPS Tests Delivery Trucks Equipped with Drones as Efficiency Booster
United Parcel Service delivery trucks are a familiar site on U.S. streets. But Imagine a UPS truck, which the company calls a “Package Car” stopping along the side of a road and launching a drone, which delivers a package while the truck driver delivers another package to another location. In a video released by UPS, you can see the entire process. UPS is working with the Workhorse Group, a company that makes electric delivery vans, and autonomous vehicles including drones. Workhorse actually built the drone launching system and outfitted the truck for the test.
Ransomware Doubled in the Second Semester of 2016
Ransomware attacks doubled during the second semester of 2016, increasing from 5.5 percent to 10.5 percent of all recognized malware incidents, according to Check Point. Check Point’s H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends Report shows the following key trends during the period.
Digital Transformation Via Low-Code Options
When it comes to service delivery, speed is not always the government’s forte. Yet the Agriculture Department saw a 75 percent drop in the time it took to insure a farmer’s crop after revamping the USDA application that farmers used to apply for insurance using a low-code platform. Low code platforms minimize the amount of coding a non-expert must do to build an application. They automate routine and basic business applications and processes so that agencies don’t have to develop software from scratch them themselves.
Workers Find Enterprise Mobile Apps Useful But Boring
Despite strong employer and employee demand for work-related mobile apps—also known as enterprise mobile apps—actual use remains “stubbornly low,” according to a recent ArcTouch survey, which found that workers generally consider the products to be helpful but humdrum.
Verizon to Start 5G Trials in 11 U.S. Metro Areas By Mid-2017
Verizon will start its first commercial 5G trials with up to 500 residential and business customers in 11 metro areas across the United States by mid-2017 after limiting earlier trials to laboratory testing.
Motus’ Three Keys to Enterprise Application Success
With all of the new techniques, tooling, operating systems and devices that keep updating at a rapid pace, developers need to stay on their toes if they want to keep up with the competition and pace of agile. In order to help developers create the next wave of mobile apps, Motus, a cloud-based mobile enterprise platform, declared three critical keys to developing enterprise app, which companies can consider if they want to cater to their users’ needs.
Google Assistant Coming to Android Nougat 7.0 and Marshmallow 6.0 Smartphones
Google announced that Google Assistant is coming to smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, starting this week. We just saw a bit earlier that the LG V20 would be launching as the first phone after the Google Pixel with Google Assistant as its native AI. Google Assistant is also available on Google Home, in Google Allo, and on the new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches.
Retail CEOs Increasing Tech Investments: IoT, Beacons, Big Data at Forefront
More than two thirds of retail executives polled by JDA Software Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers say they plan to increase their technology investments to enhance their customer experience.
Cloud Companies Are Eyeing Cell Services, Nokia CEO Says
Enterprises and cloud companies will start trying their hands at cellular this year, Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri predicts. “Enhanced reality” and events such as concerts may be where cloud giants first get into mobile services, Suri said at a Nokia event in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress. “The first webscale players will enter the wireless access domain with mainstream technologies,” Suri said.
Telemedicine Backpack Gives Providers a New Mobile Health Tool
EMS providers in the rugged mountains of western North Carolina will soon be using a telemedicine backpack to help hard-to-reach residents with health issues. And the EMS director says it won’t take long for that backpack to pay for itself.
Lenovo to Integrate Amazon Alexa in Moto Smartphones
Lenovo is working with Amazon to get the Alexa voice assistant into a range of Motorola smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google’s voice assistant technology. The partners will first focus on developing an Alexa “Mod,” a block that will attach to a Moto Z modular handset. The companies will then integrate Alexa directly into a variety of Moto handsets and devices, Lenovo said during a press conference in Barcelona.
Nokia, Blackberry, Moto Indicate Smartphones Entering Retro Era
We’re entering the retro phase of the smartphone industry as the early news out of Mobile World Congress 2017 revolves around brands BlackBerry, Moto, and Nokia. All three of these brands — largely historical footnotes for being trucked by Apple’s iPhone — are coming back in different forms under new manufacturing arrangements, brand licenses, and approaches.